Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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For Voices and Recorder Ensemble (Papalin)

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Papalin (2011/6/17)

8 more: 2. Christe eleison • 3. Kyrie eleison II • 4-5. Gloria in excelsis, Et in terra pax • 6. Laudamus te • 7. Gratias agimus tibi • 8-9. Domine Deus, Qui tollis peccata mundi • 10. Qui sedes ad dextram Patris • 11-12. Quoniam tu solus sanctus, Cum Sancto Spiritu

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Crucifixus (No.17)

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Sheet Music

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1733-49)
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11 more: 1. Kyrie eleison • 2. Christe eleison - 4. Gloria in excelsis Deo • 5. Et in terra pax • 6. Laudamus te - 8. Domine Deus • 9. Qui tollis peccata mundi - 11. Quoniam tu solus sanctus • 12. Cum sancto spiritu • 13. Credo in unum Deum - 17. Crucifixus • 18. Et resurrexit • 19. Et in Spiritum sanctum - 21. Et expecto resurrectionem • 22. Sanctus - 23. Pleni sunt coeli • 24. Osanna - 27. Dona_nobis_pacem

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1733-49)
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Carolus (2011/5/29)

6 more: 1. Kyrie • 2. Gloria • 3. Credo • 4. Sanctus • 5. Agnus Dei • Appendix: Original version (vocal parts) of / Et in unum Dominum with Et incarnatus est text. (p.172)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 6
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1856. Plate B.W. VI.
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4 more: 2. Gloria • 3. Credo • 4. Sanctus • 5. Agnus Dei

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4 more: I. Missa • II. Symbolum Nicenum • III. Sanctus • IV. Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei et Dona nobis pacem

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Editor Friedrich Smend (1893-1980)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie II. Messen, Passionen, Oratorische Werke
Band 1. Messe h-Moll (pp.1-288)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1954. Plate BA 5001.
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Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (No.10)

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Parts

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11 more: Oboe 1, 2, Oboe d’amore 1, 2 (A) • Bassoon 1, 2 • Horn (in D) • Trumpet 1, 2, 3 (D) • Timpani • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Basses • Organ (Continuo, with Soprano Cues) • Harpsichord (Continuo)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. Plate Orch.B. 1095-99.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Missa (Kyrie and Gloria)

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13 more: Oboe d'amore 1, 2 • Bassoon • Horn, Trumpet 1, 2, 3, Timpani • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Continuo (figured) • Soprano I • Soprano II • Alto • Tenor • Bass

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Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (No.10)

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6 more: Oboe • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Bassoon • Harpsichord

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Arranger Gustav Rösler (1819-1882), piano reduction
Language Latin
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Crucifixus (No.17)

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For 4 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos (Bartoli)

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Arranger Russ Bartoli (b. 1951)
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For Organ (Legrand)

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For Piano (Willner)

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Christe eleison (No.2)

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Kyrie eleison II (No.3)

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Laudamus te (No.6)

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Gratias agimus tibi (No.7)

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Domine Deus (No.8)

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For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello (Lang, Bartoli)

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Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (No.10)

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Quoniam tu solus sanctus (No.11)

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Cum Sancto Spiritu (No.12)

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Credo in unum Deum (No.13)

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Patrem Omnipotentem (No.14)

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Et in unum Dominum (No.15)

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Et incarnatus est (No.16)

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Et in Spiritum Sanctum (No.19)

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Confiteor (No.20)

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Sanctus (No.22)

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Benedictus (No.24)

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Agnus Dei (No.26)

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For Cello and Piano (Roth)

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Dona nobis pacem (No.27)

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For Organ (Best)

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General Information

Work Title Mass in B minor
Alternative. Title The Great Catholic Mass
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 232 ; BC E 1-2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 386
Key B major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 parts:
  • I. Missa (Kyrie & Gloria)
1. Kyrie eleison I
2. Christe eleison
3. Kyrie eleison II
4. Gloria in excelsis
5. Et in terra pax
6. Laudamus te
7. Gratias agimus tibi
8. Domine Deus
9. Qui tollis peccata mundi
10. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
11. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
12. Cum Sancto Spiritu
  • II. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)
13. Credo in unum Deum
14. Patrem omnipotentem
15. Et in unum Dominum
16. Et incarnatus est
17. Crucifixus
18. Et resurrexit
19. Et in Spiritum Sanctum
20. Confiteor
21. Et expecto
  • III. Sanctus
22. Sanctus
Pleni sunt coeli
  • IV. Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei et Dona nobis pacem
23. Osanna
24. Benedictus
25. Osanna
26. Agnus Dei
27. Dona nobis pacem
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1748-49 (August to October)
First Performance. 1733-07-23 in Dresden? (conjectural)
First Publication. 1845 - Bonn: Simrock*
*Kyrie and Gloria (only) issued in 1833
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 135 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass
Mixed Chorus
Orchestra
2 flutes, 3 oboes (1st, 2nd also oboe d’amore), 2 bassoons
horn (D), 3 trumpets (D)
timpani, strings, continuo (harpsichord and organ)
Primary Sources Bach Digital (BC E 1)
Bach Digital (BC E 2, Early Version)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Mass in B minor - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Detailed structure
Chronology, Parodies, etc.

Misc. Comments

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